February is healthy heart month, as most of you may know. Why is this important in a Chiropractic office? Well, little known fact but Chiropractic actually helps your heart along with so many other organs. Fortunately, chiropractic care is one of the best-kept secrets to maintaining your heart health. When you receive adjustments on a regular basis, you are decreasing your chances of developing heart disease in the future.
Chiropractors and your heart health
When people think of visiting a chiropractor, they usually think of chiropractic care as a service to solely address back pain and body aches. However, studies continue to show that chiropractic adjustments greatly support the cardiovascular system. Which ultimately promotes heart health. In fact, chiropractic care can help with chest pain, lower your heart rate, lower blood pressure and even prevent future heart attacks. People who receive proper chiropractic treatment also experience a decrease in stress and anxiety levels.
There are two nerves called the sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves. These nerves work to accelerate and decelerate your heartbeat. They are located in the upper cervical and thoracic areas of your spine. Therefore your body is struggling with any misalignments it can lead to the deregulation of your heart rate.
Help your heart
Make sure to schedule your appointment and keep them! Even if you are feeling like you are “fine”. Keeping your regularly scheduled Chiropractic appointments helps keep you functioning.